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Their Finest. Image shows from L to R: Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank (Bill Nighy). Copyright: Lions Gate.

Their Finest

2017 British comedy film about making a movie in wartime. Stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory and others.

Their Finest. Image shows from L to R: Tom Buckley (Sam Claflin), Catrin Cole (Gemma Arterton), Ambrose Hilliard/Uncle Frank (Bill Nighy). Copyright: Lions Gate.

Their Finest

1940s-set film starring Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin and Bill Nighy as a trio making a morale-boosting film

Genre
Film
Released
2017
Starring
Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy, Jack Huston, Helen McCrory, Eddie Marsan, Jake Lacy, Rachael Stirling and others
Writers
Lissa Evans and Gaby Chiappe
Director
Lone Scherfig
Producers
Amanda Posey, Stephen Woolley, Finola Dwyer, Elizabeth Karlsen, Thorsten Schumacher, Peter Watson, Zygi Kamasa, Robert Norris, Ivan Dunleavy, Christine Langan and others

Their Finest, based on Lissa Evans's novel Their Finest Hour And A Half, is a witty, romantic and moving portrayal of a young woman finding her way, and her voice, in the mayhem of war... and the movies.

1940, London, the Blitz; with the country's morale at stake, Catrin, an untried screenwriter, and a makeshift cast and crew, work under fire to make a film to lift the nation's flagging spirits; and inspire America to join the war. Partnered with fellow writer, Buckley, the pair, along with fading matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard, reluctantly joins forces on a movie to warm the hearts of the nation and capture the imagination of the US public.

Other characters include Ambrose's agent Sammy; Sammy's sister Sophie; Ellis, Catrin's war artist husband; and Phyl Moore, the woman tasked with keeping the production on track.

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